An elderly Khmu woman prepares a traditional centerpiece for a Baci Ceremony in Panor. A Baci Ceremony (also Basi) is specific to Laotian custom practiced for hundreds of years. The term commonly used is “Sou Khuan” which means “spirit enhancing or spirit calling”. The ceremony involves tying of white cotton strings around person’s wrists and the prayer saying or well wishing for the person that the ceremony is intended for.
Panor, Luang Prabang, Laos
An elderly Khmu woman poses for a portrait at twilight in a small Laotian village.
An elderly Khmu woman washes dishes after a meal in a remote Laotian village.
An elderly Khmu man carries his grandson around during the construction of a community hall in Panor a Laotian village outside of Luang Prabang.
A young Egyptian woman poses for a portrait in her boyfriends family home.